Get ready for the 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival!

Don’t miss the excitement of the ninth annual festival, held throughout Wisconsin October 17-20. The 2018 festival included hundreds of events in dozens of communities across the state, and this year we plan to bring even more science fun to locations near you.

What can you do at the festival? All kinds of fun stuff! From games to gadgets, robots to researchers, storytelling to stargazing, the festival has something for everyone.

Kids in the Rotunda

Enjoy a fast-paced, engaging and educational physics program!

Oct. 19 | 9:30, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Science on the Square

#WiSciFest hits downtown with museums, restaurants and more.

Oct. 18 | 6 p.m.

The Story Collider

Everyone has a story to tell about science.

Oct. 17 | 6:30 p.m.

Who Owns Science?

An expert panel discusses STEM from a diverse and inclusive set of viewpoints.

Oct. 17 | 2 p.m.

Badger Talks

The UW comes to you! University speakers talk Vietnam, online privacy, nuclear energy and more in your neighborhood.

Oct. 17-20

Explore Hunt Hill

Discover diverse habitats including a bog, a prairie meadow, several lakes and many different types of forests.

Oct. 17-20

Science Trivia Night

Test your science trivia skills at Amery Ale Works.

Oct. 17 | 6:30 p.m.

Images from Kenya

Head to the Portage Center for the Arts to see photographer Dennis Trecek’s images from Kenya.

Oct. 17-20

Meet Beesly, Wisconsin Science Festival's new mascot

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Wisconsin Science Festival Events

During four days each fall, hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Getting to the Wisconsin Science Festival

Many of the festival events can be accessed via bus or bike.

In Madison, a strong network of bicycle routes is available for people visiting the Discovery Building or the Capital Square. In addition, both are located on several city of Madison Metro Transit bus stops, including routes 2, 3, 7, 8, 15 and 19.


Featured Event Gallery

Get a glimpse of the Wisconsin Science Festival from these pictures of previous years.

What can you expect?

Dynamic activities for all ages celebrating the exciting science happening across Wisconsin.

Don’t Miss Out!

Follow the hashtag #WiSciFest to see Wisconsin Science Festival updates.

Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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